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Executive Members elected during the 1979 Congress

President Michael Ashton, Sweden
Secretary General Per Kristian Bakkelie, Norway
Treasurer Pekka Torniainen, Finland
Ch. of Information & Education Ted Frank, USA
Ch. of Publication Klaus Holttinen, Finland
Ch. of Student Exchange Bianca Tan, The Netherlands
Ch. of Development Fund Emmanuel Obeng, Ghana

Since the 1978 Congress in Edinburgh there had been a few changes to the previous executive. Michael Ashton, Sweden was appointed be Chair of Information & Education and Per Kristian Bakkelie, Norway was appointed as Secretary General following the resignation of the previous post holders in March 1979

25th IPSF Congress, Valetta, Malta

4 - 13 August 1979
Cloudless skies and a seemingly endless round of barbecues…That's Malta!
The Congress was opened by Mr Anton Buttigieg, President of the Republic of Malta. Several members of diplomacy were also present at the ceremony.
Sightseeing for Congress delegates included the Island of Gozo, the silent city of Medina and some ancient temples - over 5000 years old.
Congress business took place in the wonderfully air conditioned Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valetta. Participants were house some miles away in a college at Cottenera..

Executive Members elected during the 1978 Congress

President José Martino-Alba, Spain
Secretary General Benoit Levesque, France (resigned March 1979)
Treasurer Pekka Torniainen, Finland
Ch. of Information & Education Robin Gibbs, South Africa (resigned March 79)
Ch. of Publication Per Kristian Bakkelie, Norway
Ch. of Student Exchange Bianca Tan, The Netherlands
Ch. of Development Fund Ulla Thrysin, Sweden


24th IPSF Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland

5 - 11 August 1978
Amongst bagpipes and haggis the 24th IPSF Congress was held in 'Bonnie Scotland'.
Participants enjoyed sightseeing tours in Edinburgh and the surrounding area. Although the countryside was undeniably beautiful, the students had no idea where they were as the guide was a Scotsman with a very Scottish accent.
The rest of the social events continued with a Scottish theme: the Scottish Ballet and a whiskey distillery. The Congress was closed with a Ball which continues throughout the night at the Heriot-Watt University Campus.

Executive Members elected during the 1969 Congress

President Hermann Koerber, Germany
Secretary General Joop Volp, Netherlands (resigned 1970)
Treasurer Dieter Steinbach, Germany
Ch. of Student Exchange Else-Lydia Toverud, Norway
Ch. of Information & Education
Helen Oakley, Great Britain
Ch. of Publication Peter Lindner, Netherlands


15th IPSF Congress, Istanbul, Turkey

27 July - 2 August 1969
This Congress terrified the people of Istanbul for some days! Among the excursions provided were a full day trip to Princess' Islands in the Marmara Sea, sightseeing and a visit to Troja.

Executive Members elected during the 1967 Congress

President Jane Turpin, Great Britain
Secretary General Tom Carse, South Africa
Treasurer Dieter Steinbach, Germany
Ch. of Student Exchange Hermann Koerber, Germany
Ch. of Information & Education
John Pickup, Great Britain
Ch. of Publication Rod Unsworth, Australia


14th IPSF Congress, Scheveningen, The Netherlands

20-30 August, 1968
With a name like that, Scheveningen has to be in the Netherlands. So it is! This bathing resort near The Hague hosted IPSF for its third Congress in the Netherlands.
Once again, this little country was haunted by students eager to see the windmills, canals, tulips and dykes. Of professional interest were visits to Organon (pharmaceutical factory) and retail pharmacies.
A Norwegian report from this Congress states the "Amsterdam-day" as a success, culminating in 100 people consuming 657 glasses of beer within one hour at the Amstel brewery.

Executive Members elected during the 1967 Congress

President Jane Turpin, Great Britain
Secretary General Tom Carse, South Africa
Treasurer Dieter Steinbach, Germany
Ch. of Student Exchange Hermann Koerber, Germany
Ch. of Information & Education
John Pickup, Great Britain
Ch. of Publication Rod Unsworth, Australia


13th IPSF Congress, Madrid, Spain

16-25 July, 1967
Sightseeing included Madrid, Toledo, El Escorial and a post Congress tour to Santiago de Compostela. Social events included a bull-fight and flamenco dancing.

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